Tech Parks Arizona creates interactive ground, which generates, attracts and supports technology companies and talent in alignment with the goals of the University of Arizona.

For nearly twenty-five years, the UA Tech Park has helped to advance technology innovation and commercialization. We are pleased to release the results of the 2017 Economic Impact Report. The study reveals that the UA Tech Park is one of the major employment centers in Southern Arizona, hosting 50 companies and business organizations that employ nearly 6,000 skilled workers. The UA Tech Park had an annual economic impact of $2 billion in 2017 estimated from the tenant jobs, wages, and taxes. UA Tech Park tenants paid $465.3 million in direct wages to their employees. The average wage for a UA Tech Park employee was $74,028, which is significantly higher than the Pima County average. The UA Tech Park tenants also generated $51.5 million in state and local taxes. The Park's contribution to the region extends far beyond the number of tenants, wages paid or tax revenue generated. Its primary impact is to advance new technology that expands and diversifies the local and state economies.

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Solar Explained

Dr. Richard Powell, a senior fellow at Tech Parks Arizona Tech Parks Arizona, explains solar power and how the Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park is a major testing, evaluation and demonstration site for both leading-edge technology companies and the utility company Tucson Electric Power.  

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Tech Parks Recognized with Bi-National Award

Tech Parks Arizona recieved the Paul Fannin award from Arizona-Mexico Commission. This award is the highest award bestowed by the Arizona-Mexico Commission. It's given to an Arizona company or organization that has demonstrated acts of goodwill and support for the development of the Arizona-Mexico relationship.  

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Operational Update at the UA Tech Park

The UA Tech Park is constantly improving the performance of its facility. One project is the new heat exchanger for Building 9040. This new heat exchanger provides segregation of the central utility plant chilled water allowing for specific treatment. This improvement increases the longevity of the building and infrastructure and the overall reliability of the chilled water system.         

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Students Visit the Tech Park

The UA Tech Park hosted 65 fifth grade students from Copper Ridge Elementary in the Vail School District. Students learned about the Tech Park and the Solar Zone. Students participated in several activities including a solar oven cooking demonstration with fresh baked cookies, building a solar still, and wiring solar panels to power a fan.

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Marketing Workshop

Join the Arizona Center for Innovation to learn how to market your business. Learn new marketing techniques and how to excel in business storytelling. This no-cost workshop is taught in several locations around Southern Arizona.

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President Robbins

University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins recently stated that "By bringing the university's resources to business partners, the Tech Parks advance the UA's teaching and research enterprise. Innovative models of higher education create a highly skilled, adaptable, nimble, and disruptive workforce that is prepared to solve problems and invent the next wave of technology, products, and services that may not yet even know are needed." 

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Women in STEM

Tech Parks Arizona partnered with the UA Global to host female engineering students from Mexico as part of a binational program for their Women in STEM seminar in 2018. Undergraduate students came to Tucson for one week where they participated in innovative workshops, lectures and other activities designed to advance the role of women in STEM.

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Pilot Program

The UA Tech Park is partnering with the Regional Transporation Authority and private-sector partners for a pilot transporation project called AMORE. It is an innovative transit-hailing solution being piloted in Rita Ranch. Pilot participants will receive free door-to-door transit-hailing service for the next several months and will play an instrumental role in shaping the future of tansportation in the region.

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